On September 17, 2020, at 6:45 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office charged Johnette Sue Dodds (40) of Spencer, IA., for assault on persons of certain occupations – jailer – no injury, a serious misdemeanor. While Dodds was being booked into the Palo Alto County Jail on an arrest warrant, Dodds assaulted a jailer at the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office. The jailer did not sustain injuries in the assault. Dodds remained in custody at the Palo Alto County Jail where she awaits an initial appearance in front of a judge.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.